Meaning of multiracial in English:

multiracial

Pronunciation /mʌltɪˈreɪʃ(ə)l/

Translate multiracial into Spanish

adjective

  • Made up of or relating to people of several racial or ethnic groups.

    ‘multiracial education’
    • ‘the squad is multiracial’
    • ‘It is a multiracial country and we have been able to keep the races living harmoniously together, and that is for us a great achievement.’
    • ‘TransAfrica played a leading role in the worldwide campaign to turn South Africa into a multiracial democracy.’
    • ‘London is a cosmopolitan city with a multitude of cultures stemming from its multiracial population.’
    • ‘A fourth choice is to identify simply as multiracial or as mixed race without signifying specific races.’
    • ‘At the same time, how will the growing number of multiracial kids change our definitions of race?’
    • ‘It is a disgrace that this race hatred event can go ahead while two multiracial and peaceful events are banned.’
    • ‘It was the first time the census included multiracial options.’
    • ‘We live in a multiracial, multicultural society.’
    • ‘When this team won the last World Cup, just before Bastille Day in 1998, they seemed the perfect advertisement for a multiracial France.’
    • ‘Indonesia is a multiracial, multiethnic, multireligious state.’
    • ‘In our multiracial society, it is an oversimplification to treat the inequality of income and wealth as a racial problem.’
    • ‘This is due to the lack of resources to address the unique challenges and difficulties multiracial children go through.’
    • ‘Its relatively peaceful transition from apartheid to multiracial democracy was rightly hailed as a miracle.’
    • ‘Her response has been to write the Africa she knows, which is multiracial, multicultural, and complex.’
    • ‘I am very lucky, I never felt really different being a fat girl with multiracial brothers and immigrant adoptive parents.’
    • ‘Malaysia needs multiracial tolerance as much as Singapore does.’
    • ‘He considers it a virtue that America is a multiracial society.’
    • ‘The crowd, which is multiracial, ranges from white men with shaved heads to Bangladeshis with gold-capped teeth.’
    • ‘He built a multiracial meritocracy that insists on tolerance, lawfulness and freedom from crime.’
    • ‘The lack of minorities in popular culture affects multiracial people the most because we have no role models with whom to relate.’
    global, worldwide, intercontinental

Origin

Early 20th century from multi- + racial.